Issue 68: Spring 2016

Fido Friendly Issue 68

Travel
20 Country Canine Retreat
If you think traveling with your dog means having to stay in rustic digs, then you haven’t visited these luxurious country retreats.

22 Woodinville
Over 100 wineries to explore and many
welcome Fido.

24 West Virginia
We know Virginia is for dog lovers and West FURginia is no exception.

28 Fort Lauderdale
Chic oceanside and riverfront strolls for you and your furry best friend.

30 On Wisconsin!
The Badger State is bow wow wow friendly.

32 Tropical Dog NEW!
Just a girl and her dog, traveling around the world.

34 Adventures in Pet Sitting NEW!
Jane Thomas travels the world to take care of homes with dogs so the owners can vacation. Nice job if you can get it!.

Community/Trends
10 Contest Winners
Past winners and the loot they received from sponsors in FIDO Friendly contests!

12 Leave No Dog Offline
Follow our twitter and Facebook Fido fun.

14 FIDO Fun Zone
From Puparazzi to Crossword Fun, buried treasures await.

18 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-wagging canines.

Features
36 Feature Giveaway
Kiki is up for adoption and surrounded by prizes you could win.

38 Cover
Cast from the daytime soap The Young & The Restless dish all things dogs.

43 Second Annual Cruelty Free Issue
At what price beauty? If you knew the products used in daily life came at the cost of harming animals, would you look for alternative products? Visit companies whose products are not tested on animals.

46 Celebrating Earth Day with Fido in Mind
There are many products and services available to help manage Fido’s carbon paw prints.

48 A Man’s True Best Friend
Loki the Wolfdog and Kelly Lund are Internet stars with breathtaking images captured by Lund as they experience life on the wild side.

52 Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Plan your next vacation at the Sanctuary to volunteer with pigs, horses and dogs, oh my!

54 Diary of an Agility Dog Trainer
12-year-old Hunter Sveslosky and his trusty canine companion, Spartikus, learn the ropes of agility training, a sport new to both of them.

56 Fido-friendly National Parks
The U.S. National Park Service celebrates 100-years.

Home
59 Table For Two
Brought back as a Fido favorite, the no-cook turkey banana pup-pies.

60 He Yaps She Yaps
Mine, mine mine! Can two dogs share their toys?

61 Bowser on a Budget
Beat the heat and the summer rates with spring getaways with Fido.

62 Adoption Story
Caitlyn was all over the news showing her muzzle taped shut, but now with love and kindness, her wounds and spirit are on the mend and she is now known as 'America’s Dog.'

64 Crate & Garden
Here are some tips to help you create your own mudd room.

Wellness/Living
65 The Glossary
Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.

66 Psychology
Ask yourself, 'what would your dog do?'

68 The Doc is in
The heat is on so leave Fido at home during the warmer months.

82 The Backyard
Purple unleashes awareness.

Galleria
69 Spring Cleaning Guide
Lifestyle Guide

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • How ‘Suite’ it is at the Fido-friendly Hilton Branson Convention Center

    The Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hotel

    Tourist town rolls out an Ozark welcome for Fido

    Byline: By Anietra Hamper

    The Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hotel is centrally located in downtown Branson close to stage shows, shopping, Silver Dollar City amusement park, Branson Landing and excursions in the mountains. The staff at the towering AAA Four Diamond Hilton Branson Hotel is accustomed to catering to out-of-towners for...

  • Learn Your Dogs’ Dosha to Help Them Thrive

    Amanda and Graham the Dog

    By Amanda Ree Ringnalda

    Harmony and optimum health are only achieved when we live in accordance with nature’s law of balance. We see evidence of this in our own lives when we eat, work or do anything in excess. That imbalance can throw us off in small and large ways. It affects body, mind and spirit and in no time, we start seeing the physical and mental results. Dogs are no different.

  • Hiking the Swiss Alps with Fido

    Rosa exploring the dramatic cliffs of Switzerland

    By Hayley Whitfield

    Soaring up the mountainside in the Kandersteg-Sunnbuel Cable Car, Rosa and I greeted many local families going out for a popular weekend hike along the Gemmi Pass, with their dogs in tow. Because of course, in Switzerland, dogs are allowed to travel on all public transport – even the cable cars! With her paws back on the ground, Rosa took off up the trail towards Lake Dauben,...

  • European-Style Vacation, No Passport Needed!

    European style vacation with Fido right here in Washington state

    By Tamra Bolton

    Dream of traveling to Europe but don’t want the hassle of passports and securing papers for Fido? Just off the coast of Washington lies a group of islands that will have you wondering if you are ‘over the pond’. Dotted with white-washed seaside villages, rolling farmland, lush forests and pristine beaches, this is as close to a European experience as you can get in the states…and...